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UN Group Aims to Cut Chemical Risks

An International Conference on Chemicals Management has agreed on a plan that could prevent the annual deaths of more than one million people exposed to toxic chemicals. More than 800 participants, including ministers, industry and civil society leaders, have agreed on a strategy to reduce risks from chemicals at a weeklong U.N. Environment Program conference. Chemicals are an integral part of peoples’ lives. Yet while they are essential and beneficial, they also can be hazardous....

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